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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

18451

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B

Canuck

 

Served with No. 409 and 423 Squadrons, dates unknown.  With No. 440 Squadron in Europe when struck off.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

28 June 1962

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after Category B damage on 14 June 1962.

18452

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B

Canuck

 

Served with No. 440 and 445 Squadrons.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

21 February 1962

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18453

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B

Canuck

 

With No. 440 Squadron at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ, when canopy opened in flight and blew off on 14 January 1956.  Aircraft landed with fuselage damage, and navigator's drogue chute deployed.  Operated by Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at CARDE, Val Cartier in Operation SPRINT (Sparrow Interception Trials) developing fire control system for Mk. 5M, c.1957.  Used in Operation Lookout, aerial infrared measurements of nose cone re-entries over Ascension Island, in 1960.  Carried instrumentation in modified wing tip pods.  To Patrick AFB, Florida in 1961 for similar tests.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

18 March 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18454

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B

Canuck

 

With No. 445 Squadron.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

25 July 1962

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18455

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B

Canuck

 

Served with No. 409 Squadron at RCAF Station Comox, BC, 1957.  Struck by lightning in the circuit in March 1957, causing all wing tip rockets to fire.  With No. 432 Squadron at time of crash.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

23 September 1957

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Toronto on 5 September 1957.

18456

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B

Canuck

 

Served with No. 445 Squadron at RCAF Station Uplands.  To RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta for training at the Weapons Practice Unit, August 1956.  With No. 440 Squadron in Europe on 22 December 1961, when both rocket pods inadvertantly jettisoned during formation takeoff.  Also with No. 409 and 423 Squadrons, dates unknown.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

1 June 1962

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18457

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B

Canuck

 

Served with No. 440 Squadron at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in 1955 and 1956.  One of seven squadron aircraft that visited USAF bases in Maine in March 1955.  (Reported in Milberry, doesn't match t.o.s. date?).  Damaged by early gear retraction on take off on 26 April 1956 at Bagotville, crew ejected safely.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

10 May 1956

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off after Category A damage, see comments.

18458

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B

Canuck

 

With No. 440 Squadron at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ, when one engine exploded on take off at night on 3 March 1956.  Flew quick circuit and landed safely.  With Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at time of crash.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

14 February 1958

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after Category A damage at Gimli, Manitoba on 22 January 1958.

18459

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B

Canuck

 

With No. 432 Squadron when it crashed on 19 June 1956, after one flap left aircraft in flight.  2 fatalities.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

4 July 1956

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

18460

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B

Canuck

 

Served with No. 409, 440, and 445 Squadrons.  Was in Europe when it was vectored on to unknown target on 29 July 1960.  Turned out to be Air France Caravelle.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

21 February 1962

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18461

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B

Canuck

 

Served with No. 433 Squadron, RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario.   Took part in flying display for Canadian National Exhibition at Toronto, September 1956, basing out of RCAF Station Trenton.  Also with No. 445 Squadron, dates unknown.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

2 January 1963

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18462

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B

Canuck

 

With No. 445 Squadron at Marville, France, early 1960s.  Also with No. 419 Squadron, dates unknown.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

2 January 1963

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18463

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  Served with No. 423 Squadron at Baden-Soellingen, Germsany in 1960.  Visited weapons range at Decimonannu, Sardinia that year.  Also with No. 445 Squadron, dates unknown.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

2 January 1963

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18464

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 428 AW(F) Squadron at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario.  Also with No. 433 Squadron.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

31 May 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18465

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  Served with No. 414 and 428 Squadrons.  Later with Electronic Warfare Unit at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in the 1960s.  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

14 November 1972

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18466

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 414 Squadron at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario in 1959, coded "AQ*466".  With No. 445 Squadron, dates unknown.  With No. 3 AW(F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in the early 1960s.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

17 May 1966

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18467

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 432 Squadron.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

13 November 1963

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18468

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  Served with No. 428 AW(F) Squadron, RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario, in the 1950s.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

7 May 1966

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18469

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 409 Squadron, dates unknown.  Being operated by No. 129 Acceptance and Ferry Flight at time of crash.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

3 January 1961

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after Category A damage at RCAF Mountainview, Ontario on 27 September 1960.

18470

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  Became instructional airframe A687.  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

11 august 1972

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18471

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 414 and 433 Squadrons.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

18 March 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18472

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  To RCAF Station Cold Lake for weapons firing, late 1950s. Served with Weapons Practice Unit, RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta in 1956, coded "HY*472".  Served with Electronic Warfare Unit and No. 414 (EW) Saquadron, at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ.  To CAF.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

1 November 1970

 

Taken on charge

 

Became CAF 100472 (which see).

18473

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 423 Squadron of St. Hubert, PQ, when it visited Trenton in September 1956.  Later with No. 414 Squadron at RCAF Station North Bay, Ontario, coded "AQ*473".  Part of this unit's team in the first Air Defense Command rocket meet, September 1957.

 

first date:

28 June 1965

 

last date:

18 March 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18474

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5 / 5C

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  Served with No. 419 and No. 440 Squadrons.  Converted to Mk. 5C ECM trainer at Malton, Ontario by de Havilland Canada in 1964.  With Electronic Warfare Unit and No. 414 (EW) Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in the 1960s.  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.  With No. 414 Sdn. when it crashed into farm house near St. John, PQ on 20 August 1968.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

1968

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

18475

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With no. 409 AW(F) Squadron at RCAF Station Comox, BC, late 1950s.  With No. 3 AW(F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in the early 1960s.  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

25 May 1967

 

Taken on charge

 

Reported struck off, but transferred to CAF on 1 February 1968?

18476

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5 / 5C

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  Served with No. 445 Squadron, RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario.   Took part in flying display for Canadian National Exhibition at Toronto, September 1956, basing out of RCAF Station Trenton.  Operated by Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at CARDE, Val Cartier in Operation SPRINT (Sparrow Interception Trials) developing fire control system for Mk. 5M, c.1957.  Converted to Mk. 5C ECM trainer at Malton, Ontario by de Havilland Canada in 1964.  With Electronic Warfare Unit and No. 414 (EW) Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in the 1960s.  To CAF.  Now preserved, wearing original RCAF serial number, at CFB Edmonton, Alberta.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

1 November 1970

 

Taken on charge

 

Became CAF 100476.

18477

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 423 Squadron at time of crash.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

19 December 1956

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after crashing at Bedford, PQ on 4 December 1956.

18478

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 432 Squadron.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

9 June 1964

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18479

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 413 and No. 432 Squadrons.  Also with No. 3 AW(F) Operational Training Unit.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

17 May 1966

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18480

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With Electronic Warfare Unit at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in the 1960s.  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

14 November 1972

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18481

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 414, 433, and 440 Squadrons, dates unknown.  With No. 3 AW(F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in the early 1960s.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

17 May 1966

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18482

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 416, 419, and 433 Squadrons, dates unknown.  With Electronic Warfare Unit at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in the 1960s.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

17 May 1966

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18483

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 410 AW(F) Squadron at RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario, c. 1956 / 1961, coded "AN*483".  Also with No. 416 and 428 Squadrons, dates unknown.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

30 September 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18484

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 3 AW(F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in the early 1960s.  Also with No. 414 Squadron, dates unknown.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

17 May 1966

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18485

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 433 Squadron.  Later became instructional airframe A688.  Taken on charge by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

31 May 1974

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18486

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With Electronic Warfare Unit at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in the 1960s.  also with No. 410, 432 and 433 Squadrons, dates unknown.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

17 May 1966

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18487

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 409 AW(F) Squadron at RCAF Station Comox, BC, c.1957 / 1962.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

31 May 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off

18488

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B /  5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With Electronic Warfare Unit at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in the 1960s.  Taken on strength by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.  On display at Centennial Park, Moncton, New Brunswick.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

29 June 1966

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off (or classified as instructional airframe?)

18489

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 413 and 433 Squadrons.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

30 September 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18490

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 410, 425 and 440 Squadrons.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

31 May 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18491

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  Served with No. 428 AW(F) Squadron, RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario, in the 1950s.  Served with No. 410, 419, and 432 Squadrons, dates unknown.  Arrived at Hamilton, Ontario by rail car for scrapping on 27 October 1963.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

13 November 1963

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, scrapped, see comments.

18492

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 413 Squadron from RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ.  Detached to Sept-Isles, PQ on 13 and 14 October 1961 for Exercise Sky Shield.  Also with No. 410, 416 and 433 Squadrons, dates unknown.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

18 March 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18493

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5 / 5C

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  To CAF. Converted to Mk. 5C ECM trainer at Malton, Ontario by de Havilland Canada in 1964.  Used by Electronic Warfare Unit at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ.  In storage at CFD Mountainview, Ontario in 1980, still with RCAF serial number?  Reported to have 5244 hours airframe time when stored.  Had been used in training film, "A Man for All Occurances".

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

1 November 1970

 

Taken on charge

 

Became CAF 100493 (which see).

18494

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  Delivered direct to Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta in November 1955, for Operation Banana Belt - USAF funded durability testing at Cold Lake and Elgin AFB, Florida, leading up to US funding of CF-100 purchase for Belgium.  Later served with No. 409, 419 and 433 Squadrons.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

31 May 1965

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18495

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  Delivered direct to Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta in November 1955, for Operation Banana Belt - USAF funded durability testing at Cold Lake and Elgin AFB, Florida, leading up to US funding of CF-100 purchase for Belgium.  Later served with No. 419, 425 and 433 Squadrons.  Taken on strength by Canadian Armed Forces on 1 February 1968, but retained RCAF serial number.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

25 May 1967

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, (or classified as instructional airframe?) later scrapped.

18496

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  Delivered direct to Central Experimental and Proving Establishment at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta in November 1955, for Operation Banana Belt - USAF funded durability testing at Cold Lake and Elgin AFB, Florida, leading up to US funding of CF-100 purchase for Belgium.  With No. 3 AW(F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in the early 1960s.  Later with No. 413 and 428 Squadrons, and No. 3 AW(F) Operational Training Unit.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

13 November 1963

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18497

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 3 AW(F) Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in the early 1960s.  Also with No. 419 Squadron, dates unknown.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

17 May 1966

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18498

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  Served with No. 440 Squadron, RCAF Station Bagotville, PQ in 1956.  Took part in Greenwood, NS airshow on 9 and 10 June 1956.  Practice intercept of B-52 on 4 October 1956.  Also with No. 425 Squadron, dates unknown.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

17 May 1966

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, later scrapped.

18499

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  With No. 409 Squadron at RCAF Station Comox, BC at time of crash.  Double flame out during night Ground Controlled Approach in bad weather.  Both crew ejected, one survived, no trace of F/O McLaren.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

13 February 1959

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, after crashing on 16 December 1958.

18500

Avro Canada

 

CF-100

Mk. 4B / 5 / 5C

Canuck

 

Converted to Mk. 5, date unknown (before delivery?).  Served with No. 428 AW(F) Squadron, RCAF Station Uplands, Ontario, in the 1950s, coded "HG*500".  Converted to Mk. 5C ECM trainer at Malton, Ontario by de Havilland Canada in 1964.  With Electronic Warfare Unit and No. 414 (EW) Squadron at RCAF Station St. Hubert, PQ in the 1960s.  To CAF.

 

first date:

28 June 1955

 

last date:

1 November 1970

 

Taken on charge

 

Became CAF 100500


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